A Day of Fun at Merle Hay Mall

A Day of Fun at Merle Hay Mall

Having young children I can understand the issues with dragging kids out in the cold. You have to bundle them up, get them in their car seats, then get them in and out again depending on how many stops you make. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend an entire day somewhere keeping your children busy doing all sorts of fun activities? Check out Merle Hay Mall!

You may be surprised, but Merle Hay Mall can easily be somewhere you can spend an entire day running, playing, shopping, eating and exploring. Let’s take a look at all the options!

The Play Area 

This may be obvious. Like most malls, there is a fun play area full of climbing options. If you have smaller children this simple place can provide a couple of hours of fun.

Apex Athletics 

Did you know that an all-star cheerleading and tumbling facility was located it Merle Hay Mall? They offer classes, but they also offer a Daytime Playtime and Kids Night Out opportunities.

Daytime Playtime is offered Wednesday and Friday’s 9 a.m. to Noon. Come learn and play on the mats, trampoline, obstacle courses, games and more. $5 per family (cash only!) You can drop your kids off OR stay and play!

FYI Target is located just next door. Have a Target addiction? Drop them off and get some much needed shopping done.

Kids Night Out dates have not been announced for 2018 yet.

Flix Brewhouse

Spend some time playing, then catch a movie! Our family is a huge fan of Flix. We love the atmosphere and the yummy food. There is usually always a great family film showing.

Reserve your seats here!

Merle Hay Lanes

Bowling is a great family activity. Merle Hay Lanes offers tons of open bowling times and is pretty inexpensive. Play a round or two!


Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; $3.25 per person, per game

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to Midnight; $4.25 per person, per game

Shoe rental: $2.75 per pair

Local Eats

Merle Hay Mall offers a ton of options to eat including Old Chicago and Panda Express. They are know for their unique food court which includes Local Eats. The restaurants are all local. Try something new!

Hop-A-Lot Indoors

After you eat, right next to the food court is Hop-A-Lot Rentals. You can easily spend hours and hours jumping and running through all the inflatables. Take a look at all the fun we had!


Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Monday – Thursday: $6 per kid

Friday – Sunday: $8.50 per kid

2 and under (if playing): $5 per kid



Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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